Virginia Beach boil-water notice extended to Monday; early water samples deemed safe

Early samples of water in the Princess Anne Road area found that the water is safe to drink after construction damaged a water valve, but the boil-water notice issued Friday was extended to at least Monday morning.

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities extended the boil-water notice to Monday at 6 a.m., though it may remain in effect longer. City officials continue to test water samples to ensure they meet state and federal drinking water standards. The notice was issued after construction near Princess Anne Road and South Independence Boulevard damaged a water valve, the city said in a news release.

Repairs took longer than expected, leading the city to extend the notice another day.

No residential areas were impacted, according to the city. The affected areas include the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College, the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, Landstown Elementary School, Landstown Middle School, Landstown High School, LifeNet Health, SPSA Landstown Transfer Station, and Sentara Princess Anne General Hospital.

Additionally, the following addresses, and each suite within them, were affected:

  • 1825 Concert Drive

  • 1700 College Crescent

  • 1825 Concert Drive

  • 1864 Concert Drive

  • 1881 Concert Drive

  • 2001 Concert Drive

  • 2204 Recreation Drive

  • 2212 Recreation Drive

  • 2025 Glen Mitchell Drive

The city advised that those in these affected areas run their faucets for 2-3 minutes when water service is restored.

“Prior to drinking water from the city’s public water system, bring the water to a rolling boil for approximately one minute,” reads the city’s advisory. “This will help destroy bacteria that may have contaminated the drinking water.”

Hot tap water is not a substitute for boiled water, and people should not drink water from the water heater. Ice cubes should be discarded and automatic icemakers should be turned off until the boil-water notice is lifted, the city said.

Gavin Stone, 757-712-4806,